ZEP-AIR Messenger RC Blimp Indoor Zeppelin Helium Party Balloon Electric Airship
ZEP-AIR Messenger RC Blimp Indoor Zeppelin Helium Party Balloon Electric Airship
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ZEP-AIR Messenger RC Blimp Indoor Zeppelin Helium Party Balloon Electric Airship

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Ships to USA and 30 countries.

This three channel infrared RC micro blimp is certain to turn heads at home or the office!  Unprinted balloon allows you to add your own graphics or text using markers, stick-on letters or even computer printed banners.

Hobby grade design features multi-speed directional and lift thrusters allowing more control than the ordinary single speed toy RC blimps. Multi-player mode allows up to 4 to fly together, enabling all kinds of exciting games and activities. Includes a rescue lift accessory kit that will challenge the most skillful pilots.

Requires 1 "9V" and 2 "AA" alkaline batteries (not included) and helium for blimp (not included - available in retail store party departments, party stores, toy stores, florists and more- see helium tank locator link and altitude limitations below).

Recommended for ages 8+ with adult supervision

 Features

  • Reusable foil balloon.   Inflates to 32"x16".
  • Multi-player mode allows up to 4 to fly.
  • Innovative 3ch IR remote with multi-speed lift and direction control
  • Uses low cost 9V battery for controller & 2xAA alkaline batteries for charging (not included)
  • Rechargable 2.4V NiMH Vehicle AAA size Battery (included)
  • Flys  (indoors only) in altitudes up to 1524m [5000 ft] elevation when filled with retail party tanks.  (Altitudes 5000 ft to 6000 ft may require using pure helium available from balloon retailers using industrial tanks to fill balloons.)  Not recommended above 6000 ft.
  • Ideal for room sizes up to 20 feet. Larger rooms may require following the vehicle from behind.
  • Designed for easy and safe balloon filling using helium tanks packaged with balloon party kits. (Not included - see where and how to buy below.)

  Includes:

  • ZEP-AIR™ Messenger Blimp Balloon with fins (requires assembly)
  • Motor Vehicle and Controller
  • Motor Vehicle to Balloon Connector (requires assembly)
  • Vehicle Rechargeable AAA Battery
  • AAA Battery Charger
  • Rechargable 2.4V NiMH Vehicle AAA size Battery (included)
  • Ballast Weights
  • Lift Hook & Play Figures
  • Adhesive Strips
  • Instruction Manual

 Requires:

  • 9V Battery for the Controller
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries for Charger
  • Stick-On letters or printed media
  • Helium (see where and how to buy below)

Electronic motor vehicle and controller manufactured in Taiwan for exceptional quality, like the first generation BalloonCraft  for more than two decades.

Resources

 Where to Buy Helium

Balloon Lift & Float Time Primer & Media Guidelines

 

ZEP-AIR RC Blimp FAQs

 

ZEP-AIR RC Blimp Assembly and Set-Up Videos

 

 

 

Hobbyists: Easy Conversion To Your Favorite Battery

If you're experienced with hobby battery installations, you'll like this.  The ZEP-AIR motor vehicle allows a wide input battery voltage range from 1V-5V.  It's easy to customize the ZEP-AIR power/speed & weight to your requirements.  The molded plastic AAA battery holder may be easily removed after cutting the terminal pins with wire snippers.  Simply solder a compatible battery connector in its place for use with your favorite Li-Ion, LiPo, or LiFePO4 cell.

Hobbyists: ZEP-AIR Lift Ability

The following data is helpful to access the lift ability of the ZEP-AIR using pure He..

  • Motor Vehicle Weight without Battery and without AAA Battery Holder: 20g
  • Motor Vehicle Weight with provided NiMH 2.4V battery: 30g
  • Balloon Maximum DisplacementVolume: 75L [2.6cuft]
  • Balloon Material Weight: 30g
  • Balloon Lift Ability in Grams (pure He max inflation @ 25C): 40-X/183 where X is elevation is in meters [40-Y/600 where Y is elevation in feet]
For example:

At sea level on a cool day the balloon will lift 40g.
The ZEP-AIR vehicle with provided green 2.4V battery is 30g.
Then, at sea level, the ZEP-AIR RC Blimp will lift 10g.
Less for higher altitudes.
Use this formula:Lift in grams =40-Y/600 where Y is elevation in feet.


BALLOONTIME HELIUM TANK
                     
Where to Buy
BalloonTime Helium Tank

BalloonTime Helium Tanks

             

BalloonTime Party Tanks

           

BalloonTime Party Tanks are available in 2 sizes. The large tank (14.9 cuft) will fill 5 ZEP-AIR™ balloons. The smaller tank (8.9 cuft) will fill 3 ZEP-AIR™ balloons. We don't ship helium tanks but they are readily available in party stores and most major general retail store party sections.

NOTE:  PARTY HELIUM TANKS GENERALLY CONTAIN UP TO 20% AIR WHICH MAY NOT PROVIDE BALLOON LIFT IN ALTITUDES ABOVE 5000 FT. 

Where to Buy